Dampshield offer comprehensive timber treatments for customers across South Wales. Timber is a strong and highly popular material that is used in property construction.
However, unfortunately, timber is very vulnerable to damage caused by insects, fungi and damp. In addition to our damp proofing services, here at Dampshield in South Wales, we also specialise in timber treatments. We use specialist treatments to ensure that timber is protected and has an increased life span to avoid replacement. At Dampshield our team use a specialist Sovereign timber treatment that involves applying Sovereign Sovaq FLX F/1 under pressure to all accessible timbers. This includes timbers such as roofs, floors and stairs. Substantially weakened timbers must be replaced with pre-treated timber where necessary.
Many different species of insect, use wood as a source of food. Unfortunately for homeowners, this can mean serious damage to timber structures within the home. A very small number of beetles can attack timber in the mainly dry conditions found in buildings. Eggs laid in timber surfaces and within timber cracks hatch to release very small grubs which bore into the wood, therefore creating small tunnels, which is where the damage begins. The insects excrete wood pellets which are also known as bore dust or frass. The size, shape and cross-section of the tunnels, coupled with the characteristics of the bore dust, can help identify the species of insects that are causing the problem.
For more information on any of the timber treatments that we offer, do not hesitate to contact us. Each of our treatments is specifically designed to suit the needs of our customers. If you feel that your property requires timber treatment, then call a member of our team today. We can carry out a free no-obligation survey and advise you on the best treatment for your problem. Call us today on 01792 897 142.
To repair rotted wood, first you must remove any rot from the original board or beam of wood. After that, you can use a wood patch or polyester filler to fill in the gaps. This substance will fill in the gaps and harden to offer strength and durability.
If infected wood is removed, the growth is cut off and should cease. However, in some cases the growth can survive in damp masonry for up to 9 years at low temperatures (e.g., 7°C) and up to 1 year at ambient temperatures. If you suspect a dry rot issue is returning, call one of our professionals to carry out an inspection.
The timber needs to be dried thoroughly. This will include repairing any leaks nearby and removing the moisture from the air. Once the wood is completely dry, our expert team can treat the infected wood professionally using high-quality preservatives. Monitoring the wood is important to ensure rot doesn’t become an issue in the future.